Krieky Bones | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
California, United States
firestonewalker.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Perhaps it was a way to motivate us into producing beer, or maybe it was a desperate hint at a Birthday gift. Either way, David Walker cornered us one day and asked for a sour cherry fermented beer for his 50th birthday. Nothing more was said, but we took note and the opportunity to create something new. On the occasion of David’s golden jubilee, we celebrate his mid-life mortality check with Walker’s Krieky Bones! This beer begins its life as a Flanders Red style beer aged eight months in a 2200 gallon French Oak Foeder, sour cherries were added and allowed a secondary fermentation. The aroma is of cherry pie complete with flavors of piecrust and spicy notes. Vienna malt notes give way to assertive acidity and firm carbonation to finish. A santé and happy 50th birthday David!

Added by ThatsThatDude on 07-12-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#761
Reviews:
83
Ratings:
415
pDev:
7.14%
 
 
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140
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Photo of zeff80
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap. Poured a semi-opaque, reddish orange color with a small, khaki-colored head of foam. It smelled of cherry, caramel and toffee. Nice tart black cherry taste with some sweetness and caramel.

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Photo of robotic_being
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EMV
4.27/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Light burgundy pour with fizzy pink head. Great clarity... modest ring of lacing.

S: Baking cherries... tart and fruity with some red wine notes.

T/F: Tart... bordering on sour but not unpleasant. Cherry pie and merlot... a bit of funk, oak, and vanilla. Light bodied... light carbonation... dry at the finish.

O: An outstanding wild ale... great cherry flavor and tartness... elite beer.

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Photo of yuno
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mush
4.49/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Aurascoper
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of sd123
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of npolachek
4.65/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Curt3
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JamFuel
4.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep red with fine, pink foam.

Smell is tart with notes of cherries, grapes and some red wine.

Taste is right in between tart and sour, definitely less sour than it's Belgian counterparts. Notes of cherries, cherry pits, oak and vanilla, with a hint of cherry jam in the back. Nice, mild acidity and a sloe-like bitterness on the finish.

Mouthfeel is thin to medium with bright carbonation.

Overall, a very good cherry sour, nice and balanced.

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Photo of ptykozoon
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours ruby with islands.

Sour cherry, oak, vanilla.

Nice blend of cherry sweetness and tart. Neither really overpowers. Getting a bit of lacto.

Mouthfeel is light to medium. Effervescent with a bit of a sticky tang on the finish. ABV tastes ~ 8%

Very good sour.

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Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Holderness
4.19/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L -- Ruby-nectarine hued body with a scant half finger of white head produced with moderate pour. Minimal retention or lacing
S -- Raspberry, cherry, peach, sweet floral, hint of lacto tartness, lemon
T -- Smacky cherry, raspberry, blackberry, sour apple, perfumey musk. Less sour than bretta rosé, for sure
F -- Medium- mouthfeel, medium carb.Lightly fluffy
O -- Almost tastes more raspberry-fruited than cherry-fruited. Quite high price @$13/12oz bottle. Pretty good overall

84/100

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Photo of JRed
4.14/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Clear red in body with large off-white foamy Head. Big aroma of cherries, yeast, some wood, some medicinal, and raisin. Tastes of sour cherries, tart and prickly, wine? Medium bodied with active carbonation.

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Photo of Jrosso
4.29/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ChicagoNick
4.55/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of FlussigkeitMut
4.22/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of GuyFawkes
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled 6/9/17; drank 7/23/18 @ the Yarchives.

Cloudy red/pink appearance.

A violent pour yielded a small white head; almost no lace.

Tart cherry, strawberry & faint honeyed wheat notes on the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Tart cherry & strawberry flavors up front; mild honeyed wheat & a puckering sour finish.

Too tart for me!! But still very flavorful.

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Photo of DaveMaciolek21
4.02/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This wild ale, fermented with sour cherries, was elegantly delicate. Thanks to a year of aging in French oak foeders, the tartness was very subtle. There, but not too much there. I had it with chicken and mushrooms, and it complemented the meal beautifully--love

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Photo of Moses_Malone
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Budlum
4.41/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of npachl
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cmurphy7
3.59/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BarrelAgedG
4.1/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brob245
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Krieky Bones from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.34 out of 5 with 415 ratings